Wed 10 – We’re probably not the only ones who find it ironic that a beer-and-standup-comedy night features a comic named Coffee. Joe Coffee is one of six acts who take the stage at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio’s Good Beer, Good Comedy Show. The laughs start at 9:30pm at 411 E Sycamore St, Denton. Tickets are $5-7. Call 940-387-7781.
Thur 11 – Part of the unprecedented ferment in this year’s elections is coming from younger voters searching for a new direction. What does it all mean? Alexander Heffner, the host of PBS’ The Open Mind, discusses how it might affect our next president in a lecture called Millennial Vote 2016. The lecture is at 7pm at UNT University Union, 1155 Union Cir, Denton. Admission is free. 940-565-2205.
Fri 12 – Lucas Hnath’s drama Isaac’s Eye imagines a scientific dispute between Isaac Newton and his older colleague Robert Hooke, but with actors in contemporary costumes fizzing off modern-day wisecracks. Don’t worry, nerds: The play keeps a running tally on a blackboard of everything it gets wrong about these 17th-century scientists’ lives. The show runs Thu thru Mar 6 at Amphibian Productions, 120 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $12-20. Call 817-923-3012.
Sat 13 – If Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing, you’re in luck, because Hangman’s House of Horrors is holding its Massacre-ade Ball, a masked gala that rings in the romantic holiday with blood and gore and a costume contest, all to benefit local charities. The ball runs 8pm-midnight Fri thru today at 4400 Blue Mound Rd, FW. Tickets are $25-40. Call 817-336-3426.
Sun 14 – The 1954 musical film with Judy Garland is better-known, but A Star Is Born had been made into films twice before. The Amon Carter Museum shows the 1937 version with Janet Gaynor as the Hollywood starlet who sees her famous husband’s career fall while her own rises. The film shows at 1:30pm at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call 817-989-5030.
Mon 15 – If you geek out at TED Talks, you’ll want to catch the opening night of this year’s conference from Vancouver with TED 2016: Dream. The live broadcast from Vancouver features TV show creator Shonda Rhimes, choreographer Bill T. Jones, and youth organizer Ishita Katyal. The broadcast starts at 7pm at various movie theaters; check Calendar for showitmes. Tickets are $16-18. Call 818-761-6100.
Tues 16 – Sanderia Faye burst onto the scene last October with her debut novel Mourner’s Bench, about a little girl growing up in 1960s Arkansas and trying to make sense of the burgeoning civil rights movement. She appears to read from her book and discuss the movement with professor J. Todd Moye at 5pm at UNT’s Business Leadership Bldg, 1307 W Highland St, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-369-5981.